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The text of the bill states that first offenders would be fined anywhere from $25 to $50, while subsequent offenses within 18 months would increase the fine to as much as $250.

A new bill is proposing fines of anywhere from $25 to $250 for texting while crossing the street in New York City

If the threat of being hit by a speeding vehicle wasn't enough to deter you from texting while crossing the street, perhaps a small fine will.

Legalized weed and universal healthcare just took a huge step forward in New York

Democrats took control of the Albany statehouse from the GOP, and many triumphing on platforms based on universal healthcare and legal marijuana.
New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar

The mother and brother of a New York state senate candidate have accused her of lying about her working class, immigrant background

New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar is under fire after her mother and brother disputed her accounts of being raised in a working class immigrant family.
State Senate candidate Jessica Ramos in Corona, Queens.

How Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez energized a group of women looking to reshape New York politics

In New York State, progressive insurgents are challenging eight Democratic incumbents who spent years voting with Republicans in the state Senate — and the group could reset the state's politics.